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Awapuni Vege Hub turns one »


This week the Awapuni Vege Hub, in Palmerston North celebrates its first birthday....continue »

Don’t flush unwanted medicines: consider the environment  »


People who have unwanted medicines sitting around home should not flush them down the toilet, or throw them in the garbage – instead you should consider the effects on the environment....continue »

Reminder to get vaccinated against Whooping Cough  »


Parents are being reminded to get their infants vaccinated against Whooping Cough after a national surge in cases recently....continue »

Spike in STIs in the Manawatu »


The recent increasing rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and HIV, has kept MidCentral DHB’s sexual health service busy. ...continue »

Dental Clinics open in July school holidays  »


During the July school holidays, 10-21 July, the MidCentral District Health Board Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service will have dental facilities open around the region....continue »

Palmerston North Hospital ED reception to get $2m makeover »


Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department reception and waiting area will get a $2 million makeover that will make the area more welcoming, and improve the patient experience....continue »

New Consumer and Clinical Councils announced »


MidCentral DHB has finalised the make-up of its Consumer and Clinical Councils, which will provide an independent perspective on health services through their combined experience and regular meetings....continue »

Youth addiction programme is working »


A new youth Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) prevention programme in Pahiātua is already showing positive results....continue »

Two meningococcal cases diagnosed in MDHB area »


Two cases of meningococcal disease have been diagnosed in the MidCentral DHB area over the last week and a half, Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir said. ...continue »

Enable New Zealand offers opportunity of a lifetime »


Enable New Zealand, in conjunction with the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is offering two positions on the Tenacious ship to people with a physical disability....continue »

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